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Weekly Status Report, W29/2009

Here's a summary of SeaMonkey/Mozilla-related work I've done in week 29/2009 (July 13 - 19, 2009):

Apart from one strange issue that appears to be related to a single VM in our build machine pool, creation of the SeaMonkey 2.0 Beta 1 release went really smoothly, and I'm really excited to see this version hit the public in 15+2 languages (see above), probably today or tonight. Even thought there are 20 language packs available to be used for 1.1.17, we never had any release that had official localized builds, and never had any version that had fully builds available in such a number of languages right from the start. We really can be proud of starting the beta phase of SeaMonkey 2.0 with that achievement, even though the collection of languages shows pretty much how Europe-centric our project is - I hope more parts of the world will join in for the next beta and for the stable releases.
In addition to that localization story, the first Beta offers the same Gecko and platform as Firefox 3.5.1, the completely reworked download manager, feed preview including better feed subscription, customizable mail toolbar, mail archiving and many more features and fixes in addition to all the good things we already had in the alphas - about 130 fixes were done just in SeaMonkey-specific code since Alpha 3, many more come from mail/news code shared with Thunderbird 3 Beta 3 and the Gecko/platform code we additionally share with Firefox 3.5.1.

I hope this beta release will be remarkable not just for our team, but also for all of you out there!

Entry written by KaiRo and posted on July 21st, 2009 15:29 | Tags: L10n, Mozilla, SeaMonkey, Status | 7 comments | TrackBack

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Dove

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FF API implementation
Thank you so much, Robert for so great work!
But imho SeaMonkey2 needs porting(implementation) FF tabBrowser API and BookMarks-sql API ... .
Without it SeaMonkey incompatible with most of FF extensions ... And looses people who wants to switch to SeaMonkey from FF !
Please, lead this implementation ! SeaMonkey needs it so much!
2009-07-22 01:39

KaiRo

Webmaster

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As I said before, I'm no real developer, I can't do any implementation of such a thing. If you like to have it, you're welcome to work on it yourself though!
2009-07-22 03:11

Vladimir

from Ru

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Bookmarks in html are better. I hope nobody will implement sql. :)
2009-07-22 08:30

KaiRo

Webmaster

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Vladimir: We will switch to SQL-based "places" bookmarks in the next release after 2.0.
2009-07-22 13:32

Dove

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FF API implementation
Vladimir
May be bookmarks-on-html are better, but a lot of new FF extensions won't work without bookmarks-on-sql and even more - a lot of them now stores settings in it. So the places-bookmarks are very needed now.
It's a good news that places-bookmarks are planning.

Robert
could you give me some information(links) here about SeaMonkey developers(with contacts) to discuss about FF tabBrowser API ... because it's a real compatibility problem imho.
2009-07-23 04:08

Dave

from 2ch

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@Dove
for getting involved w development;
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/community
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/dev/get-involved

Have you ever try irc b4 ? if not, it's good time to use Chatzilla.
2009-07-23 13:20

Dove

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FF API implementation
Thank you , Dave, I hope the compatibility with FF-tabbrowser will be the 1st aim to solve...
2009-07-25 05:53

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